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Name:William Lewis Moody
Affiliation:Class of 1886
Biography & Genealogy:William Lewis Moody, Jr. Class of 1886: Genealogy: Born- Jan. 25, 1865 in Freestone Co. TX. Father- William Lewis Moody, Sr.; Mother- Pherabe Elizabeth Bradley. Pat. Grandfather- Jameson Moody; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Susan Lankford. Mat. Grandfather- Francis Meriwether Bradley; Mat. Grandmother- unknown. Married- Libbie Rice Shearn, daughter of John Shearn on Aug. 26, 1890. Children- 1- Mary Elizabeth Moody, who married E. C. Northen; 2- William Lewis Moody, III; 3- Shearn Moody; 4- Libby Moody, who married Clarke Wallace Thompson. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 5, 1883; Left after one year. Careers: President of City National Bank in Galveston, TX; President of American National Life Insurance Co. in Galveston, TX; Headed W.L. Moody & Co. Enterprise which controlled a $400,000,000 empire of cotton; insurance; banking; hotel chain; 10 ranches; and interests in railroads, a newspaper and oil. Died- July 21, 1954.
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